Two would-be robbers armed with large knives in the United Kingdom were warded off on Thursday by a store employee who threw random items at them.

Police continue to search for the two almost-robbers who ran out of a Northampton store after the employee threw what appeared to be a plastic stand, and later, bottles of alcohol at them as they scurried out the door.

Surveillance footage shows what police say are two culprits between the ages of 16 and 18. Both are wearing dark clothing with some type of mask covering their faces, STV News reported. One was wearing a backpack. The other, wearing the bottom half of a tracksuit with sneakers, was described as white.

Officers, according to STV, believe this would-be robbery possibly is connected to a previous robbery at the same store last week in which “two men, one with a machete, stole money and cigarettes.”